Queensland boasts stunning coastal cliffs, the Great Barrier Reef and ancient rainforests – it truly offers something for everyone! Beware natural disasters by monitoring local media sources, government websites and social channels during your travels for updates regarding any natural events that may impact the area.
Walking or bicycling are also great ways to navigate around Victoria and Queensland, which share the same time zone, making calling friends or family easy from your normal working hours.
Victoria and Queensland offer numerous direct flight options; you can use momondo’s search tools to identify the ideal one for your journey.
Drive from Melbourne to Brisbane by road; it will take roughly two hours. However, this trip should ideally be spread out over multiple days as there are numerous points of interest along the way.
Prior to booking or departing for Queensland, it’s wise to research any travel restrictions which may exist. The Australian Government provides entry requirements for international visitors. Also ensure you stay current on your COVID-19 vaccination and any Public Health Directions applicable – available at most pharmacies at an associated cost that varies based on insurance provider.
Victoria offers major transportation hubs in Melbourne and Sydney where visitors can access public buses and trains, such as the XPT train to Seymour, Benalla and Wangaratta from Melbourne as a coach/train service, while Southern Cross Station (Melbourne) connects you with services across Western Australia and Northern Territory via Adelaide.
Melbourne is an ideal city for walking. Enjoy its safe streets, mostly flat terrain and compact atmosphere while using these tips and tricks to explore on foot – don’t forget your comfortable footwear for optimal exploration!
For longer trips, many outfits provide coach tours of the state. Examples of such tour companies are AAT Kings, Adventure Tours Australia, Autopia Tours and Untamed Escapes.
Flights between Victoria and Queensland are an efficient and straightforward way of reaching this state, with Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar and Tigerair offering numerous routes between Melbourne International, Avalon Airports as well as Essendon Airport (AVV) and regional airports like Mildura and Portland served by REX Regional Airlines.
Direct flights between Sydney (SYD), known for iconic Bondi Beach, and Brisbane (BNE) offer travellers with limited time an efficient option. Both cities boast stylish cafes and vibrant neighbourhoods – perfect options if time is of the essence!
Victoria to Queensland train routes are plentiful. NSW TrainLink operates intercity and suburban services between Melbourne and Sydney on behalf of Transport for NSW; Metro Trains Melbourne and V/Line both offer regional rail services within metropolitan Melbourne as well as to regional centres respectively.
Travel aboard the Indian Pacific train from Melbourne to Adelaide and be amazed by sweeping vistas of Barossa Valley vineyards before discovering Adelaide city center, taking day trips to Kangaroo Island or Rundle Mall are popular activities. After that, continue onto Sydney for some unforgettable beachfront experience and attractions!
Or discover Queensland’s wild west frontier aboard the Westlander train, with towering cliffs and rugged outcrops providing an iconic setting. Your trip may also include meals and off-train excursions.
Australian is a vast country, making travel by bus difficult and tiresome. There are, however, a few long-distance coach routes operated by major transport companies – Queensland Rail runs between Brisbane and Cairns; NSW TrainLink connects Sydney and Melbourne; while V/Line within Victoria offers coach connections into NSW, ACT and SA.
Consider choosing higher-class buses to enjoy a more relaxing travel experience, complete with amenities such as air conditioning, soft reclining seats and Wi-Fi connectivity. Some tour operators offer coach tours as part of a larger itinerary that also includes accommodation, meals and activities.
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